Mission Statement

The Student Union Art Gallery is located at the center of the UMass Amherst campus, on the south side of the Student Union building facing the pond. We are a short walk from the campus garage.

326 Student Union

UMass Amherst, 01003

(413) 545 0792


Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00

Friday 10:00 - 3:00

Active since 1957, the Student Union Art Gallery is the oldest gallery on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.  The Student Union Art Gallery is entirely student run and hosts an aggressive schedule of diverse exhibits and events for over 8,000 visitors a year.

The Student Union Art Gallery is independent of residential area governments and academic departments.  Working collaboratively with UMass organizations and departments, students, and professional artists at all stages in their careers, the gallery provides an irreplaceable educational and cultural service.

Gallery programming is made possible by generous funding from The Student Government Association (SGA) and the Graduate Student Senate (GSS), and through UMass Arts Council grants and an ECSA (Engage, Connect, Serve, Achieve) grant. ECSA Grants are funded by the CSD and the Division of Student Affairs & Campus Life.

The Student Union Art Gallery is dedicated to four main goals:

1. Actively support and promote the expression of cultural multiplicity through programming that addresses a diversity of perspectives.

2. Provide a broad perspective of the contemporary art discourse  by exhibiting work in a wide variety of media and formats by artists at all stages in their careers.

3. Expose inexperienced artists to the realities of public exhibition and/or performance.

4. Provide its undergraduate student staff opportunities to acquire skills important to work in arts administration, as well as the communication, customer-service, and task-management skills that translate across a number of career fields. 

The Student Union Art Gallery enthusiastically adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in all aspects of the organization.

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